27 December 2011

Troegs - Scratch # 55 DIPA TODAY 11AM!

imageToday at 11AM Troegs released Scratch # 55.  It’s a Double IPA that will be available in bottles/cases, draft & growlers at the brewery.

14 December 2011

Troegs Hershey - New Labels - Rugged Trail Nut Brown Coming Back?

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You’ve seen many of these before, but I thought you’d want to see the new packaging for Troegs using their new Hershey, PA facility (aka T2) on the labels.  Included are everything you would expect in 12oz bottles, 22oz bottles and even new keg packaging. 

imageI guess the ONLY real surprise for me was to see new labels for Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale (12oz and keg).  It also carries the “Hershey, PA” tag so could it be coming back???  I’ve also included Nugget Nectar, Dead Reckoning, Hopback, Java Head, Pale Ale, Mad Elf and as a bonus, a sample Scratch Beer Hershey Label.

07 December 2011

Troegs Scratch #54 NOW on Tap!

TroegsScratchFrom Troegs:

SCRATCH BEER #54-2011
OG: 14.0
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 30
Malt: Pils, Crystal, Chocolate, Roast
Hops: Warrior, Cluster
Juju: Cocoa Powder, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Lactose
Codename: Cocoa Porter

Our goal when playing with non-traditional ingredients is to find balance between the ingredient and the beer. For Scratch #54-2011 – our third foray into cocoa – we wanted to design a drinkable (under 6%), subtle and satisfying beer.

Starting with a base recipe for a mild porter, we added cocoa powder from Ghana and Ivory Coast to the brew kettle during final hop addition. The powder, made from “dutched nibs” typically used in baking, adds a slight bitterness and a rich chocolate aroma.

After fermentation, we aged #54 on Ghanaian vanilla beans and medium roast Ghanaian cocoa nibs for ten days.

The malt has a slight roast but is designed with a lighter body to let the cocoa flavors show through. The addition of lactose gives a smooth mouthfeel.

The vanilla emerges in the aftertaste and the beer reaches room temperature and hints of chocolate linger in the finish.
Cheers!

24 November 2011

What's Brewing @ Troegs T2 (Munich Helles & Cocoa Porter)—Upcoming Scratch Beers

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Just a quick update from John Trogner on what the brothers have been brewing at the new Troegs T2 Hershey Facility.  This update from this Thanksgiving morning's TroegsBlog entry:

08 November 2011

Troegs Scratch # 52 aka T2 Ale

From Troegs:

imageKegs of Scratch #52 aka T2 Ale being filled.
SCRATCH BEER #52-2011
ABV: 7.2%
IBUs: 70-ish
Malt: Pils, Munich
Hops: Cascade, Nugget
Hopback: Whole Leaf Nugget
Codename: T2 Ale

Scratch #52 – T2 Ale – is the beginning of a great adventure and a grand experiment. The first brew through the new brewhouse was designed to research yield and extraction rates, test our new boiler system and dial in the hop dosing system and hopback.
The results? Our fermentable extraction rate was higher than expected meaning T2 Ale is a bit higher in alcohol than planned The hop dosing system and new boiling system were equally efficient creating an intense, lingering bitterness stronger than expected.

Scratch #52 will be served two ways – filtered(available Nov 9th in tasting room) and unfiltered (available today Nov 8th in tasting room) – so try them both. It was 100% naturally carbonated and we are excited to share this first brew with our customers.
Cheers!

31 October 2011

Troegs Hershey (aka T2)–Part 5 !

Troegs13Oct 2011 049CIf you haven’t already…be sure to check out my previous photos from  Troegs Hershey (aka T2) Part1, Part2, Part3 & Part4

Thank you to everyone for coming over to our new Facebook page and LIKE-ing us.  As an extended thank you, I’ll post up even more exclusive Troegs Hershey photos.  First up I couldn’t resist posting up my personal photo from the entry to the new facility standing under what I predict will become one of the most famous places to have your photo taken.  Short of perhaps the Grand Canyon and Golden Gate Bridge, the Nugget Nectar wall at Troegs will be numero uno.  NOTE TO CHRIS, JOHN & ED:  Start collecting visitor photos now to make an even more amazing wall mural!

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Up next we have a few photos from the self-guided tour area.  Of course it ends with oak barrels, but it really gives you a peek at what goes into making a Troegs beer…and yes be sure to take a beer with you as you tour…in fact there are even tables back there if you want to enjoy a beer near the oak.
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Next we have a peek behind the public tour area at some of the conical fermenters and the milling area.  The milling area is pretty amazing.Troegs13Oct 2011 052  It may be a touch hard to see because the photo was taken from the upper level of the milling room, but the bag you’re looking at is actually a huge 2-story cloth-like silo for grain.  Apparently the township doesn’t allow outdoor grain silos, so everything is indoor and there are several of these bad boys in the room.  What’s also very cool here is that the blue frame not only supports the grain silo. but also weighs it.  The control panel you see allows the guys to weigh the grain in the silo and I can attest that it was sensitive enough to record my weight (in kilograms) when I sat on the frame.  Very cool.
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And last..but certainly NOT least…is a little peek at the BrauKon 100bbl control console on the upper deck.  No real technical details or secrets here, but if you look in the lower left corner you’ll see what it was setup to brew.  Thanks again to everyone at Troegs….still more photos to come so keep LIKE-ing the new Facebook Page!

Troegs T2–Grand Opening !

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26 October 2011

Troegs Hershey in the Press

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This from Pennlive.com:

Cases of Mad Elf Ale and Scratch Series No. 50, a Belgian style brown ale, are for sale.

So are Dead Reckoning Porter T-shirts and flying discs, dog collars and beer glasses emblazoned with the Troegs Brewing Co. name.

A scent of hops and malt waft in the air.

Much to the delight of beer lovers in central Pennsylvania, Troegs has begun brewing at its new facility along East Hersheypark Drive in Derry Twp.

The opening has been a gradual one. Last week, a gift shop opened inside the microbrewery in tandem with the release of Troegs’ signature winter ale, Mad Elf.

Later this week, they expect to open a 150-seat tasting room with a bar crafted from Pennsylvania hickory wood, 70-foot long table, industrial ceilings and views of the brewing equipment. Brewery tours, which include up-close views of the beer-making process from fermentation to bottling and packaging, will kick off in early November.

“People are curious and they are trickling in,” said co-owner Chris Trogner.

More than a year ago, Chris and his brother, John Trogner, brewed interest among beer enthusiasts when they announced the nearly 15-year-old microbrewery would be moving from Harrisburg to Hershey. The Harrisburg facility on Paxton Street closed about three weeks ago.

Troegs’ expansion comes at an economic time when many businesses are cutting back.

“A lot of companies have plans to expand, but because of the way the economy is, they’ve had to back off a bit,” said David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber.

The craft beer industry is booming. Sales came in at just under 10 million barrels in 2010, an 11 percent annual increase, while total U.S. beer sales were down 1 percent, to 203.5 million barrels, according to the Brewers Association based in Colorado.

Troegs has done a great job creating and expanding their brand, Black said. While most microbreweries are in urban areas undergoing revitalization, Troegs took an interesting route by moving to Hershey.

“Why not go to a tourist hub in Hershey? It’s a win-win for both Hershey tourism and Troegs,” Black said.

Troegs opened in 1997 off of Paxton Street. Space quickly became an issue as the craft beers, including Troegenator and HopBack Amber Ale, gained a national and international reputation.

Recently, the brewery added to its growing collection of medals, winning a gold for its Troegenator and a silver for its Sunshine Pils at the Great American Beer Festival in Boulder, Colo.

“Something had to give,” Chris Trogner said. “We were going somewhere. We always thought of ourselves as a central Pennsylvania brewery.”

The Hershey facility is three times bigger than the one in Harrisburg and will allow Troegs to expand in more ways than one.

Troegs brews 30,000 barrels of beer annually and expects to eventually double its capacity to 60,000 barrels, Chris Trogner said. As a comparison, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. and Samuel Adams both brew 2 million barrels annually.

The staff has grown to 65 employees, double what it was about two years ago.

More space and better equipment will also allow the Trogners and their staff to produce more beers under their Scratch Beers series. The experimental beers are made in limited quantities and have become popular among craft beer fans.

“If we can dream it up, now we can brew it,” John Trogner said.

Fans will be able to sip samples and order pints of their favorite Troegs beer in the tasting room. They also will be able to order Java Head Stout floats or root beer floats along with snacks like popcorn, chips and pretzels.

In addition, Troegs also hopes to capture more people on its tours. Tours, which were held on Saturdays only in Harrisburg, became so popular people were often turned away at the door.

The new facility has been designed for walking tours. Guests can take free self-guided tours (during hours when the gift shop is open) as they sip beer purchased from the tasting room. Signs posted along the way describe the process.

Or, for a more in-depth experience, guided tasting tours at a cost of $5 will be held up to two times a day Monday through Saturdays. Participants will be able to ask questions, drink samples and take home a commemorative Troegs glass.

“You are going to hear everything, smell everything. If a keg drops, you are going to hear it. It could be noisy but we think that’s is all part of the tour,” Chris Trogner said.


IF YOU GO

  • Troegs Brewing Co., 200 E. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey. 717-534-1297
  • General Store, open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
  • Tasting room, scheduled to open in the middle of this week, with hours the same as the General Store
  • Self-guided and guided tasting tours start in November; hours of tasting tours will be determined
  • Special grand opening events, on weekends in November featuring entertainment and barbecue food

25 October 2011

Troegs Hershey (aka T2) - Opens 10/26 !

Troegs13Oct 2011 058From Troegs:
The Tasting Room and General Store at Troegs Brewery officially open for business on Wednesday, October 26 at 11 a.m. Stop in for a pint and take a self-guided tour of our new playground. Don’t forget to bring your growler as our automated growler filler is fully operational. Hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Troegs Brewery is located at 200 E. Hershey Park Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For additional information call 717-534-1297.

23 October 2011

Troegs Hershey (aka T2)–Part 5 !

Troegs13Oct 2011 049CIf you haven’t already…be sure to check out my previous photos from  Troegs Hershey (aka T2) Part1, Part2, Part3 & Part4

Thank you to everyone for coming over to our new Facebook page and LIKE-ing us.  As an extended thank you, I’ll post up even more exclusive Troegs Hershey photos.  First up I couldn’t resist posting up my personal photo from the entry to the new facility standing under what I predict will become one of the most famous places to have your photo taken.  Short of perhaps the Grand Canyon and Golden Gate Bridge, the Nugget Nectar wall at Troegs will be numero uno.  NOTE TO CHRIS, JOHN & ED:  Start collecting visitor photos now to make an even more amazing wall mural!

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Up next we have a few photos from the self-guided tour area.  Of course it ends with oak barrels, but it really gives you a peek at what goes into making a Troegs beer…and yes be sure to take a beer with you as you tour…in fact there are even tables back there if you want to enjoy a beer near the oak.
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Next we have a peek behind the public tour area at some of the conical fermenters and the milling area.  The milling area is pretty amazing.Troegs13Oct 2011 052  It may be a touch hard to see because the photo was taken from the upper level of the milling room, but the bag you’re looking at is actually a huge 2-story cloth-like silo for grain.  Apparently the township doesn’t allow outdoor grain silos, so everything is indoor and there are several of these bad boys in the room.  What’s also very cool here is that the blue frame not only supports the grain silo. but also weighs it.  The control panel you see allows the guys to weigh the grain in the silo and I can attest that it was sensitive enough to record my weight (in kilograms) when I sat on the frame.  Very cool.
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And last..but certainly NOT least…is a little peek at the BrauKon 100bbl control console on the upper deck.  No real technical details or secrets here, but if you look in the lower left corner you’ll see what it was setup to brew.  Thanks again to everyone at Troegs….still more photos to come so keep LIKE-ing the new Facebook Page!

18 October 2011

Troegs Hershey (aka T2) - Part 4!

Troegs13Oct 2011 055We brought you Troegs Hershey (aka T2) Part1, Part2 and Part3…and I promised the if you helped me get over 100 LIKES on the new mybeerbuzz.com official Facebook Fan Page, I’d post even more exclusive Troegs content….well here it is!

The guys were nice enough to give be a behind-the-scenes peek at the brewery that isn’t part of the standard tour.  Above you get a peek into the new 100bbl brewing system, complete with the Troegs13Oct 2011 006BrauKon & NEW Troegs logos.  The level of detail on this system is amazing, and I suspect the beers that come out of it will be amazing as well.

Up next is the bar area complete with a cooler filled with Hank’s Root Beer and Troegs13Oct 2011 015some of their chilled glassware.  Yes the new glasses are cool and yes they will eventually be selling them.  As you can see they were just hanging the tap-list chalk board and I also thought you’d want a peek at the 15bbl Scratch brewing system chalkboard too.

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The new brewery is filled with all sorts of Troegs brewing artwork, and as you the pictures show, when I was there they were still being hung.  There were paintings for Mad Elf, Dreamweaver, HopBack, Dead Reckoning, Troegenator and of course Nugget Nectar.
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Finally for today, here’s a view looking down into the taproom from the top of the 100bbl brewing system scaffold.  As you can see the BrauKon guys were still fine-tuning the system….and hey there’s Troeg’s Massachusetts rep Jason below at the bar.

Lots more photos to come…so lets see if we can get the LIKE total on the new mybeerbuzz.com Official Facebook Fan Page up over 500!!

16 October 2011

Troegs Hershey (aka T2)–Part 3 (Injector)!

As Promised….here’s a quick video of the Troegs Hershey (aka T2) BrauKon 100bbl system “injector” in action. This new device allows the guys to whirlpool-inject any flavoring they’d like…and I know they like Hops!

Troegs Hershey General Store Opens 10/17

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From Troegs:

The General Store at Troegs Brewery in Hershey will open on Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. We will be selling cases of The Mad Elf and Scratch #50 starting on Monday morning. There will not be any beer sampling opportunities in the General Store. The Tasting Room will open in about a week. An exact date will be announced in the near future. Hours of operation at the brewery will be Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. For additional information call 717-534-1297

10 October 2011

Troegs & Fat Head’s Brewing Hoppy Co-Brew Coming Soon! (Fat Scratch Fever)

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From Troegs:

Tröegs and Fat Head's Brewing Companies are hooking up for a collaboration brew on October 11th to give Fathead's Brewer Matt Cole a chance to kick the tires and take our 25 barrel brewhouse for a spin around the block before decommissioning it and moving it to its new home in Cleveland, Ohio. Fatheads has made quite a name for themselves with their award-winning Headhunter IPA, so Matt asked if we could collaborate on a hoppy ale (no, it’s not Headhunter!) to christen his new brewhouse. Part of the Scratch Series, Fat Scratch Fever will debut in early November at the new Troegs Brewery in Hershey and at both Fatheads locations

03 October 2011

Troegs Scratch # 49 & Harrisburg Tasting Room Closing

TroegsScratchFrom Troegs:

After 14 wonderfully exciting years in Harrisburg we will close the Tasting Room with a bang – the release of Scratch #49, a wet hop ale – on Friday, October 7. We should have the beer on tap when we open at 10 a.m. Cases and six-packs will be available as soon as the beer comes off the line.

15 September 2011

Troegs Scratch # 48–Fest Bier

TroegsScratchFrom Troegs :

Scratch #48-2011: Fest Bier ON SALE STARTING 9/14/11 @ 10 a.m.
O.G.: 15.1 Plato
A.B.V.: 5.4%
I.B.U.: 25
Malt: Bohemian Pils, Munich, Vienna, Special B
Yeast: Weihenstephan Lager
Hops: Magnum, Tradition

02 September 2011

WILK Friday BeerBuzz–2 Sept 2011 Troegs Perpetual IPA w/John Trogner

WILKFridayBerbuzz7I’m a huge fan of the beers coming out of Troegs Brewery, so I was really excited to hear John & Chris Trogner would be releasing an IPA.  We featured Troegs Nugget Nectar w/Chris Troegner back in Feb and we were also lucky enough to break the news of a potential brew called Perpetual IPA coming from Troegs back in Nov…so today I was absolutely beside myself to get to sample Perpetual IPA with John Trogner on the show.TroegsPerceptualIPA

Troegs Brewery continues a very exciting expansion into their new Hershey Facility, so it was great to get some of the details from John, and also to hear about the dedicated Scratch Series brewing system  This not only speaks well for the quality and quantity of Scratch beers coming out of Troegs, but also the possibility that we may see even more Scratch beers.

Perpetual IPA was a really tasty IPA.  I was somehow expecting something that would taste like Nugget Nectar, but I was pleasantly surprised to sample a completely different (and wonderfully hoppy) brew.  This is a beer you should not only taste, but a beer I suspect will become a favorite of hop-lovers everywhere.

Thanks

to John Trogner from Troegs. Nancy, John, Joe, and Bosco for yet another fun Friday. 

The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together

As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday BeerBuzz page by clicking HERE.

01 September 2011

Troegs Scratch # 47 White Ale TODAY!

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SRATCH BEER # 47 WHITE ALE - AVAILABLE TODAY (9/1) AT 12 NOON!

22 August 2011

Troegs Hershey Remains On Schedule for Mid-October Opening

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HERSHEY, PA – Six weeks after the arrival of brewing equipment from Germany the Tröegs Brewery project in Hershey, Pennsylvania is on schedule and moving forward.

“At this point we are planning on starting test brews in mid-September with production brewing starting in October,” said John Trogner, president of Tröegs Brewing Company. “The mill room is ninety percent complete and the brewhouse is near completion as well. Our filtration system and kegging line are in place awaiting hook- up, and fermentation tanks start arriving this week.”

The Hershey facility will include a 5,000 square foot tasting room with the new brewhouse as the focal point of the room. The tasting room will open onto an outdoor seating area. Off the tasting room will be a self-guided tour that visitors can see the entire brewery operation at their own speed. “Visitors in our tasting room will be sitting literally in the middle of the brewhouse,” said Chris Trogner, vice-president of Tröegs Brewery. “John and I have visited a lot of breweries over the years and we wanted to create an interactive facility where our customers get an understanding of what goes into making quality beer. We want to showcase what we do best.

“There are a lot of details to work out but we are shooting for a mid-October opening in Hershey,” added Chris. “As soon as we are up and running in the new facility, we will close our tasting room in Harrisburg and shift the tasting room and gift shop business to Hershey.”

According to Trogner, operations in Harrisburg will wind down through the fall as all equipment must be moved out of the current location at 800 Paxton Street before the lease expires at the end of the year.

03 August 2011

Troegs–Naked Elf vs Mad Elf

TroegsMadElfFrom Troegs:

TWO DAYS ONLY: NAKED ELF VS. MAD ELF
Join us on Thursday, August 4, OR Friday, August 5, at the Troegs Tasting Room for the release of Naked Elf – Scratch #46.
For the first two days of the release, we will feature kegs of The Mad Elf (vintage 2010) side-by-side with Naked Elf so visitors can choose their favorite Elf.
Naked Elf will be available in cases, six-packs, and growlers.
The Mad Elf will be available for growler sales (while supplies last).

30 July 2011

Tröegs–Perpetual IPA & Scratch #45 (and #46 Naked Elf) Coming Soon!!

From Troegs Tales:

imageFALL RELEASE: Perpetual IPA–
22 Ounce Bottles

Even with our current chaotic brewing pace, we are squeezing out one more release this fall – Perpetual IPA in 22 ounce bottles.

In our constant evolution as a brewery, we’ve developed on undying drive to meld the organic and the mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilizes our hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. Perpetual IPA is 7.5% ABV and 85 IBUs. It features Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood hops in the boil, Mt. Hood and Nugget hops in the hopback and Citra, Cascade and Nugget hops in dry-hopping.

“Straw in color and bittered with an abundance of citrus and spicy hops, Perpetual IPA is a tribute to building our new brewery and our desire to continue exploring,” says John Trogner.

Perpetual IPA will be in wholesalers by the third week of August and should be available in retailers no later than Labor Day.

imageUPDATE: Upcoming Scratch Beer Releases!
We are getting the Scratch Beer Series back in gear with a few new releases coming out in the next few weeks.

First up will be Scratch #45 – IPA (7% ABV, 85 IBU, Bravo,Cascade & Citra hops). This is our 7th IPA in our continuing hops saga – which will culminate with the release of Perpetual IPA. (FYI, Perpetual IPA is not any one of these exact IPA recipes; the variations were an opportunity to test hop combinations.) To celebrate our first Scratch beer release in a few months, we will have a firkin in the tasting room bar on Friday, July 29, tapping at 12 noon. Cases, six-packs and growlers will also be available for take-out starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29. There is a one-case limit/person or two six-packs and two growlers limit/person.

Scratch #46 – Naked Elf – will follow as soon as #45 sells out. An exact release date has yet to be been determined but keep an eye on our website and Facebook for details.

We are already looking toward the fall for more Scratch Beers with a Wit beer (featuring raw wheat from a local farm), and Oktoberfest, a Wet-Hopped beer (a similar recipe to last year, again featuring Citra hops), and an Abbey ale slated for brewing. We will announce release dates when the beers tell us they are ready.


 


imageT2: Equipment Arrival Continues
and Project on Schedule
Our brewhouse and associated equipment (14 trailer loads in all) have now arrived at the new brewery – along with the BrauKon fabrication team. This German-based company built the entire brewhouse in Germany and then shipped it in pieces to the US. The team came here to finish the project and will be on-site for the next ten weeks getting everything in place.

Our goal is to

start test batches on the system in mid-September and to be brewing in mid-

October, which is still on schedule.

While many are chomping at the bit to see the new facility, we will let everyone know of an expected opening date as soon as we have one!

For the time-being, be sure to check out our website for pictures, videos, and other goodies as we are constantly adding content to the So You Want To Build a Brewery blog page on our website.

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FALL RELEASE: Dead Reckoning Porter Ready to Ship
Dead Reckoning Porter will be released in early August throughout our eight-state distribution network and should be on the street around August 15. It will be available in 12 ounce bottles and ½ kegs only.

A two-time GABF Silver Medalist, Dead Reckoning Porter is unfiltered and weighs in at 5.8% ABV and 53 IBU’s. It features Pilsner, Caramel, Chocolate and Roasted malts along with Chinook and Vanguard hops. “The outstanding taste and flavor of Dead Reckoning originates in the chocolate and roasted malts,” says John Trogner. “There is a nice hoppiness in the front of the beer, followed with a rich, smooth cocoa mouth feel.”
 



 

FALL RELEASE: Anthology 2 Revamped for Fall
Anthology 2, our much sought-after variety pack, gets a new twist this fall as

Dead Reckoning Porter is added to the mix. The package will start shipping from the brewery the third week of August and will be in retailers by the beginning of September.

Beers included in Anthology 2 include: Hopback Amber Ale, Tröegs Pale Ale, Dreamweaver Wheat and Dead Reckoning Porter.

Later in the year, be on the lookout for Anthology 3 with a new beer line-up. Details will be announced closer to the release date.

 

AODT 2011: Our Bottle Caps. Your Imagination.

We are still accepting submissions for the 2011 Art of Drinking Tröegs Bottle Cap Art Contest. The rules are simple—make a piece of art incorporating Tröegs bottle caps.

To enter submit a picture of your bottle cap art with your name, address and phone number to Tröegs Brewery. Submission can be emailed to info@troegs.com or sent to The Art of Drinking Tröegs Contest, Tröegs Brewing Company, 800 Paxton St. Harrisburg, PA 17104. Submissions without contact information will not be valid.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, with runner-up prizes for finalists. Entries will be accepted until midnight on September 30, 2011. We will be announcing the grand prize winner at the opening of Tröegs Brewery – Hershey this fall. Go to the Tröegs Web site and click on The Art of Drinking Tröegs contest link. You will find numerous examples of previous entries along with complete contest rules. Get inspired and make art.